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10,000 dead of coronavirus in USA, more fatalities than six wars combined

Tuesday  09:10,   07 april 2020

U.S. officials have repeatedly likened the coronavirus outbreak to a military struggle, and members of the armed forces have joined in the fight.That total surpasses the number of battle deaths from six U.S. wars combined, according to data from the >>>

CDC head downplays COVID-19 models, says deaths will be 'much lower' than projected

Tuesday  08:25,   07 april 2020

The CDC director said Monday that the death toll from the novel coronavirus will be “much, much, much lower” than models have projected. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Holyoke Soldiers' Home, site of deadly outbreak, dealt with systemic issues for years, staffers and union say

Tuesday  08:00,   07 april 2020

Two employees of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts told CNN they felt the home was woefully unprepared for a coronavirus outbreak in part due to long-standing systemic issues like short staffing. © WWLP Soldiers' Home in Holyoke... >>>

First Rikers Island inmate dies after testing positive for coronavirus

Tuesday  08:00,   07 april 2020

Michael Tyson, a 53-year-old with underlying health conditions, was being held at Rikers over an alleged parole violation, his legal team said.As of Sunday, 273 inmates and 321 staffers in New York City jails have tested positive for the virus,... >>>

Jewish communities in NY continue to hold religious gatherings despite orders

Tuesday  07:45,   07 april 2020

A look at some Orthodox Jewish communities and how they are and are not abiding by social distancing as Passover's on its wayLike other religious institutions, Jewish communities around the country are attempting to adapt their traditions to... >>>

Voting during a pandemic? Here's what happened in 1918

Tuesday  06:55,   07 april 2020

The Spanish flu in 1918 paused traditional campaigning but the elections went on as planned.The last time a health emergency so imperiled American politics was in 1918, when the Spanish flu killed 675,000 Americans and was dubbed the "mother of all... >>>

Navy official’s fiery speech deepens a political crisis as warship battles coronavirus

Tuesday  06:46,   07 april 2020

The acting Navy secretary criticized the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly told the sailors that Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, relieved of command on Thursday, committed a “betrayal” by writing the letter... >>>

Virus Puts a Prison Under Siege

Tuesday  05:15,   07 april 2020

A prison 200 miles west of New Orleans has emerged as a focal point of the coronavirus pandemic inside the nation’s lockups: Five prisoners have died there from the disease, the most of any federal prison; at least 25 inmates and 21 workers have... >>>

Acting Navy secretary apologizes for calling fired captain 'naive' and 'stupid'

Tuesday  05:15,   07 april 2020

In a reversal, the acting Navy secretary has apologized for calling the fired ship captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "too naive and too stupid."The apology comes after acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly had issued a statement earlier on... >>>

Police find body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, search continues for young son

Tuesday  04:31,   07 april 2020

Police have recovered the body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean. The search continues for her the body of her young son.After a days-long search that involved aviation and underwater imaging sonar technology, police and members of the Charles County >>>

Army holds off on sending new recruits to basic training over coronavirus concerns

Tuesday  03:25,   07 april 2020

WASHINGTON - The Army will temporarily hold off on sending new recruits to basic training in order to strengthen protective measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on those bases, the head of Army Training and Doctrine Command said Monday. >>>

Trump approves New York request to treat coronavirus patients on Navy hospital ship

Tuesday  03:25,   07 april 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday that he granted New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's request to treat novel coronavirus patients on a hospital ship docked off of Manhattan. Cuomo had told reporters earlier Monday that he was "going to call >>>

New York leaders hopeful coronavirus crisis is peaking, flattening

Tuesday  03:00,   07 april 2020

At 600 deaths a day in New York, officials hope they are now seeing the worst of the crisis.(Pictured) People walk down a street wearing face coverings on April 6, in St. Louis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing... >>>

How the Theodore Roosevelt's Coronavirus Outbreak Became a Moral Crisis for the Military

Tuesday  02:45,   07 april 2020

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s acting Navy secretary, in a profanity-laced reprimand delivered Monday, criticized sailors aboard the stricken aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt for cheering their captain, who was removed after he appealed for help... >>>

Louisiana governor: State no longer on track to run out of hospital beds, ventilators this week

Tuesday  02:10,   07 april 2020

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Monday that the state is no longer likely to run out of hospital beds before the end of the week as state officials believe the rate of new coronavirus cases in the state to be decreasing.During a press... >>>